Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 302 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 1739 reviews

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age 4+

It's more than a silly little block game.

I've been playing Minecraft since July 2010, so I've seen most major updates for game. The game offers "Infinite wonders and endless possibilities" Minecraft isn't actually infinite or endless, but it might as well be due to the large amount of things you can do with the game. My favorite parts of the game are survival and hardcore singleplayer, and survival multiplayer. Minecraft may seem simple at first, but there are a lot of mechanics under the hood and there are ways to manipulate the game in unintended ways. Multiplayer is another big part of Minecraft, where I play on my private servers with friends and family. There are a lot Multiplayer servers, although most are private. My favorite is my private server and 2b2t, the oldest anarchy server in Minecraft is another experience altogether. In summary, Minecraft is a game that is definitely worth a try, and is more than a simple little block game.

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age 8+


Minecraft is a really good game that teaches creativity. It is especially good for kids that are into artistic stuff. It does have dark caves which can be slightly scary, especially with the warden, a neutral boss that looks like a girl with horns and glowing eyes, but nothing too concerning.

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